Hi, Jon here from Mindset Universe and in this post I’m going to explain what anxiety is.
And, if you’re looking for some at great tips and techniques to stop anxiety, reduce panic and get calm again then check this out!
So what is anxiety?
Many of us have to deal with anxiety on a daily basis.
For some people, this anxiety can be so bad that their daily activities are impacted. It really can make a difference to how they live their life.
If this sounds like you, then please remember that you can find peace of mind and you can control your anxiety.
Anxiety comes from worry. It can start off as a small nagging thought which then produces more troubling thinking. Before you know it, your brain is in a storm of worry.
Anxiety can drain you both physically and mentally.
This worry could include thinking about how you’re going to pay bills or some unkind words you said to a colleague.
Or maybe you’ve had a niggling pain but you’re concerned about bothering the doctor again!
The list can go on and on and sometimes you can feel as though you’re drowning in worry.
This isn’t great when what you should be doing is conquering your biggest dreams and living your life to the full.
But we all worry from time to time and some small amount of anxiety can be a good thing. When this becomes too much then it can lead to chronic stress, anxiety and even depression.
So what can you do about all this?
Well, it’s important to determine what is causing your worry, why it bothers you, and figure out how you can control it.
Before you do this, you need to know how your brain works.
Have you noticed how your brain can sometimes suggest really awful things? Take for example you’re on the roof of a high building. You then start to worry about the possibility of falling!
Sometimes this can go a step further and you actually imagine you are falling.
This is disturbing, yet it’s considered helpful because ultimately, your brain is reminding you to be careful.
Of course, if your anxiety is heightened, then your thought may be more disturbing like “I’m going to fall”. It’s difficult to discern between what might happen and what’s likely to happen.
This is what your brain is doing with every worry. If these worries are becoming overwhelming then it’s time to take action and get calm again.
Thanks for reading and try not to worry when you don’t have to.